• About this Collection --                        Washington During the Civil War: the Diary of Horatio Nelson Taft, 1861-1865

    About this Collection -- Washington Du...

    This collection represents three manuscript volumes that document daily life in Washington, D.C., through the eyes of U.S. Patent Office examiner Horatio Nelson Taft (1806-1888), including Taft's connection with Abraham Lincoln and his family. Of special interest is Taft's description of Lincoln's assassination, based on the accounts of his friends and his son, who was one of the attending physicians at Ford's Theatre the ...

    • Date: 1861